Definitions for bewitch
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capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchantverb
attract; cause to be enamored
"She captured all the men's hearts"
magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch, spellbindverb
attract strongly, as if with a magnet
"She magnetized the audience with her tricks"
hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinxverb
cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
to cast a spell on someone or something
to astonish or amaze
Etymology: From bewicchen, equivalent to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from witch.
Look how I am bewitch’d; behold, mine arm
Is like a blasted sapling wither’d up. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
I have forsworn his company hourly this twenty year, and yet I am bewitched with the rogue’s company. If the rascal has not given me medicines to make me love him, I’ll be hang’d. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
My flocks are free from love, yet look so thin;
What magick has bewitch’d the woolly dams,
And what ill eyes beheld the tender lambs? John Dryden, Virgil.
Doth even beauty beautify,
And most bewitch the wretched eye. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
The charms of poetry our souls bewitch;
The curse of writing is an endless itch. John Dryden, Juvenal.
I do not know, by the character that is given of her works, whether it is not for the benefit of mankind that they were lost; they were filled with such bewitching tenderness and rapture, that it might have been dangerous to have given them a reading. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 223.
Bewitch (1945–1959) was a Thoroughbred race horse born in 1945 at Calumet Farm, Kentucky, United States in the same crop in which the stallion Bull Lea produced Citation and Coaltown. Each of them was eventually inaugurated into the Thoroughbred Hall of Fame. Bewitch was the only filly of the three.From her dam, Potheen (purchased by Warren Wright for the small sum of $500), Bewitch inherited the blood of Broomstick, whose sire was the great Ben Brush. On her mother's side also flowed the blood of Peter Pan (sired by Commando) and Hanover (sired by Hindoo). Trained by the Hall of Famer Ben A. Jones, as a two-year-old Bewitch won her first eight starts, six of them consecutive stakes races. In her first effort, she led throughout and won by six lengths. One of these stakes was the Washington Park Futurity, in which she beat Citation, the only defeat he suffered as a two-year-old.Before the end of her first season, Ben Jones turned her training over to his son, Jimmy Jones, who also became a member of the Hall of Fame. Bewitch was named the Champion Two-Year-Old Filly for 1947. At the end of her third season, even though she was out of action with bucked shins until late June, she won four of her six starts. When she was four, in winning the Beverly Handicap at the old Washington Park Race Track in Chicago, Illinois, she ran the fastest mile ever run by a filly. At the age of five, she raced from one end of the country to the other, unplaced only once. When she was six, she ran fifteen times, twelve of those races against males. When she retired, Bewitch had earned $462,605, which made her the greatest money-earning filly to date. In 1977, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame along with both her trainers, father and son, as well as her running mates, Citation and Coaltown.
To bewitch is to cast a spell on or to influence or enchant someone or something, often irresistibly. It can also refer to the act of attracting or captivating someone, often by using charm or beauty.
to gain an ascendency over by charms or incantations; to affect (esp. to injure) by witchcraft or sorcery
to charm; to fascinate; to please to such a degree as to take away the power of resistance; to enchant
Bewitch was a Thoroughbred race horse born in 1945 at Calumet Farm, Kentucky, United States in the same crop in which the stallion Bull Lea produced Citation and Coaltown. Each of these exceptional Bull Lea foals were, in time, inaugurated into the Thoroughbred Hall of Fame. Bewitch was the only filly. From her dam, Potheen, Bewitch inherited the blood of Broomstick, whose sire was the great Ben Brush. On her mother's side also flowed the blood of Peter Pan, and Hanover. Trained by the Hall of Famer Ben A. Jones, as a two-year-old Bewitch was all but unstoppable, winning her first eight starts, six of them consecutive stakes races. In her very first effort, she led throughout and won by six lengths. One of these stakes was the Washington Park Futurity in which she beat her half-brother Citation, the only defeat he suffered as a two-year-old. Before the end of her first season, Ben Jones turned her training over to his son, Jimmy Jones, who also became a member of the Hall of Fame. Bewitch was named the Champion Two-Year-Old Filly for 1947. At the end of her third season, even though she was out of action with bucked shins until late June, she still won four of her six starts.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
be-wich′, v.t. to affect by witchcraft (mostly malignantly): to fascinate or charm.—ns. Bewitch′ery, Bewitch′ment.—adj. Bewitch′ing, charming, enchanting.—adv. Bewitch′ingly.
The numerical value of bewitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of bewitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- омайвам, омагьосвамBulgarian
- embruixarCatalan, Valencian
- zaklít, uhranout, učarovat, začarovat, okouzlit, očarovatCzech
- ensorceler, envoûterFrench
- effascino, fascinoLatin
- forhekseNorwegian Nynorsk
- vrăji, fascina, fermecaRomanian
- зачаро́вывать, зачарова́ть, околдова́ть, околдо́выватьRussian
- уклети, ukleti, зачарати, začaratiSerbo-Croatian
- büyü yapmak, büyülemekTurkish
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